Recommendations for a suspension seat for gt235

nodlenor

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I have a GT235 John Deere and a bad back. I would like to put a suspension seat on it in hopes it will help. Does anyone have any recommendations on what brand and where to purchase one?
 

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While the money might be a problem particularly if you back has affected you ability to work, air ride seats are a poor substitute fora mower with actual suspension.
There are some made with proper suspension.
The air ride seats are made for construction equipment like skid steers and are priced accordingly .
A poor mans substitute is a basket ball partially inflated slipped under the seat base .
 

4getgto

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Two suggestions...

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The first one is a suspension kit thats goes under your existing seat. About $150. Rises your height about 1 1/2". Unless you fabricate height accordingly.
Second is a full suspension seat. About $325. You'll have to fabricate new mounting to compensate ride height.
I have both and my bad back says either one is worth it..!

BTW.. The second one pictured is mounted on a ZT woods as shown in my avatar at left.
 
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nodlenor

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4getgto, I’ve been looking at the first one and wondered if it would do the job? I might try that one. My yard is so rough it just tears my back up. I need something to soften the ride. Thanks!
 

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4getgto, I’ve been looking at the first one and wondered if it would do the job? I might try that one. My yard is so rough it just tears my back up. I need something to soften the ride. Thanks!
That suspension works great for me.
There's a couple "buts"
There's only 1" of travel which works for me (170#). But I'm thinking for someone 250# or better it may bottom out more. IDK. The spring rate is adjustable though so it may be just fine.
 
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